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andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are feel good
president hamid karzai will be at the white house today. what he wants from the u.s. after nato forces leave afghanistan next year. >>> how one north bay community is coming together to replace stolen war memorial. >>> good morning. northbound 101 traffic looking pretty good heading out to the lower deck of the bay bridge. we'll tell you more about the morning commute. Ñç5xñóÑmñz?cç?çÑkÑkÑe- >>> welcome back to the ktvu channel 2 morning news. it's 5:14. new this morning the death toll from a series of bombings across pac partly cloudy is up to 120. three bombings targeted a billiards hall and a mosque. it was the deadliest day in pakistan in years. >>> later today the president of afghanistan meets with president obama at the white house. kyla. >> reporter: pam, the white house says we shouldn't expect any firm numbers or timeline to come out of today's talks but it's still a critical meeting. president obama and president hamid karzai will discuss how fast the u.s. will withdraw troops from afghanistan. the war formerly ends next year. but the u.s. military has proposed keeping
in to a civil war. hamid karzai has privately said that he favors a more robust u.s. troop presence but today, of course, he said troops are less important than the u.s. cooperation. but of course, there is war fatigue in this country and also concerns about the cost of this. we just saw that big knock down drag out fight during the fiscal cliff negotiations. so president obama feels as though he is emboldened to some extent to try to withdraw troops because he thinks that he has basically the support of a lot of members of congress who don't necessarily think that this is the best way to spend u.s. dollars so a lot of question marks remaining but again the big headline out of this bilateral meeting between president obama and afghan president hamid karzai is it does appear that the draw down accelerating and waiting to hear, toure, what the troop levels look like after 2014. >> all right. thank you very much. >> reporter: thanks. >>> joining us now is former u.s. ambassador to morocco, mark ginsburg. how are you? >> good to be with you. >> hey, look. we know it's impossible to eradicate the
's now a democratic country with an elected government, with human rights for all. >> hamid karzai made his first visit to washington 11 years ago this month. >> how do you expect american forces to stay in afghanistan? >> as long as we are still have terrorist items. and as long as the bad guys are there. americans go out, unless we finish the job. >> how many american troops will remain after the u.s. combat mission ends next year is now being decided. karzai may not like the answer. >> president karzai relationship with president bush was very congenial. but it all changed when president obama came to office. president karzai got increasingly distant largely by the assessment by some there, the insiders in washington that president karzai was part of the problem. >> two nationwide elections have been held in afghanistan since 2001, but corruption persists and despite pledges of $67 billion in foreign aid, living standards in afghanistan remain among the world's lowest. >> even with international backing, we clearly have not been able to accomplish all that we hoped to do. in afghanis
, general, hamid karzai is meeting with the secretary of state and defense. is this a man we can really trust? >> well, i think you need to put president karzai in context. in my book, i think i give a unique view. they don't have political parties in afghanistan. he's been -- he's had his life attacked or attempts on his life three times and operates in a very difficult political environment and has an insurgency going. so i think if you put all of those factors in play, suddenly you get a better measure of the kind of what he has facing him. i'm not saying that president karzai is a perfect leader. but what i'm saying is we should try to understand that context and i think it can allow us to deal better with a leader like him? >> in your book you write this about the afghan president. hamid karzai was a man of strong emotions and loyalties rubbed raw sometimes to cynicism by long years and slowed to trust but chited to relationships. you spent a lot of travel time with him. bottom line, is he doing what he needs to do? >> well, i'm not on the ground to junl the current activities but
withdrawal as he did in iraq back in 2011. afghan president hamid karzai is scheduled to meet with president obama on friday at the white house. >>> and "the seattle times," boeing is investigating problems with its 787 dreamliner after back-to-back days of mishaps. jed one of the jets spilled about 40 gallons of fuel at logan airport. the day before an exploded battery sparked an electrical fire on board a different dre dreamliner plane also at logan airport. >>> the tsa has implemented a new program that selects passengers based on their behavior and allows them to use a special lane to get through screenings more rapidly. the system builds on the precheck program which allows passengers deemed low risk to go through security without taking off shoes, belts and jackets or removing liquids or laptops from their carry-on. >>> in "the new york times," the next call to the bull pen may most likely be from a cell phone. as part of a new sponsorship deal with t-mobile. stadiums will begin to disconnect the land lines that have been around for decades and exchange them with smartphones. >> no. >>
. >> now, speaking of afghanistan in town today. hamid karzai at the pentagon today and on the hill and later will be at the state department for dinner with hillary clinton. he was with leon panetta today. this comes shortly after he sat down with our own atia and just ehave is rated u.s. policy. >> he has a problem with this new team, though. you remember a couple of years ago three senators went and met with him, and there was -- for dinner. karzai in kabul. there was -- they raised the issue of corruption in his government, and it became a big incident. joe biden, hagel, and john kerry? zeefs later sent as a private envoy to smooth things over with karzai. >> true, but this is -- karzai must look at the leadership of the second obama administration and see a message coming for him then. what the troop levels will be after 2014 and will there even be u.s. troops there? >> ruth marcus, the white house is telling me that it was not a slip of the tongue. it was a very specific statement by ben rhodes in his briefings, pre-briefi pre-briefing, before the karzai visit, the zero option
.s. troops from afghanistan with president hamid karzai today. karzai made the rounds in washington this week including dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton. an afternoon news conference is set after discussions on the future u.s. role in afghanistan. he also met with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon. he reportedly had a western list of military equipment including drones and helicopters. >> be able to provide security to his people and to protect [ indiscernible ] >> the obama administration warns not to expect anything firm on troop numbers that come out of today's meeting. >>> 6:19. the colorado movie theater shooting suspect facing arraignment today. a judge ruled there is enough evidence now for james holmes to go on trial on all of the 166 counts against him. but his lawyers say there is -- they are not ready to enter a plea for their client yet. he is accused of killing 12 and injuring 70 in the shooting last summer. >>> the flu is spreading fast and now the makers of flu vaccine and tamiflu for kids is running sho
by the end of 2014. at this moment afghan president hamid karzai is in washington meeting with members of the senate foreign relations committee and he is set to meet with president obama on friday but here's the question. even if we say billions, by bringing our troops home, could the strategy backfire and end up costing more than it would save? joining me, peter brookes, senior fellow at the heritage foundation. peter, welcome to the show. i want to start with the meeting they're having today, what do you think about that? is it achieving anything? is it meant for optics as they say right now? is there something real about it? >> certainly capitol hill is one of the levers of influence in washington, right? i mean, karzai is in town to meet with the president. i think he is meeting with leon panetta tomorrow at the pentagon. he is looking for allies. he is looking to stake out his position on the future of afghanistan as we move towards some sort of troop withdrawal or lower levels of troop presence in afghanistan and he is laying, he is laying out markers right now before he meets w
days before hamid karzai is set to meet with president obama at the white house. former chair of the house foreign affairs committee, ileana ros-lehtinen joins us to talk about what to expect from the talks. thanks for joining us. good to see you. >> thanks for the invitation. >> what do you expect to come from the talks? >> i hope not only talk about how many forces will stay in country but some of the ongoing systemic problems in afghanistan. primarily number one corruption. that has been an ongoing problem with the karzai government from day one and also the iranian influence. karzai could be seen now as a conduit in afghanistan as a financial center for are iran to use afghanistan in order to circumvent financial international sanctions and karzai's attemp attempt to cozo the taliban and his attempt at reconciliation could liberate extremist militants that could pose a dangerous threat to u.s. forces there and our nato allies. so there are many unanswered questions that i hope go far beyond how many troops are there. right now we have about 65,000. will we go to 10, 20? ho
with hamid karzai late tomorrow in fact. the attack in benghazi reportedly a driving factor in the ultimate decision in how large of a force to leave behind. john bolton, former ambassador to the u.n. and fox news contributor. welcome back. what do you make of this? how do you put this together? >> i think it has got our priorities backwards. if taliban takes control again in afghanistan, we won't have to worry about protecting drone bases or diplomats because we won't be there at all. and i think this is part of the unreality of the obama administration's approach there. the low troop numbers that they're contemplating, that they will be discussing with president karzai will not be any where near sufficient to accomplish our strategic objective, america's strategic objective which is defeating the taliban. and i think we're --. bill: it is fascinating. i apologize for the interruption how the events in benghazi are now shaping our foreign policy whether this administration wants to admit it or not. >> well that perhaps is the small glimmer of good news that they recognize that benghazi was
there at the white house. >>> the pentagon put on some pomp and circumstance for the afghan president, hamid karzai. he received a full welcome when he arrived last hour. following that, it was time to get down to business on troop levels in afghanistan. the pentagon trying to determine how many troops will remain after the end of combat operations in 2014. defense secretary leon panetta says the u.s. is committed to a secure afghanistan going forward. >> we have sacrificed together. that has created a bond that will not be broken in the future. >> tomorrow the president karzai meets with u.s. president barack obama. that's going to take place at the white house. there has been tension between the two in the past. we'll see how that know it. >>> next hour president obama will nominate his chief of staff to be the next treasury secretary. big job. he want jack lew to replace timothy geithner. lew has been a budget director for president obama and former president clinton. he also has experience with banks. the former chief operating officer for city groi group. he has a wife and two children. ali, g
hamid karzai requests them to stick around. the news comes days before president obama is set to meet with mr. karzai. is lance armstrong about to come clean about doping? he's given a tell-all interview to oprah winfrey. he's always denied it. the oprah show airs january 17. >>gretchen: here's a big mystery. one day he was jumping for joy, the winner of a one million-dollar lottery prize. by the following month urooj khan was dead. now authorities believe his death was no accident, once classified as natural causes, cardiac, something or another. now it appears he was poisoned, a lethal dose of cyanide in his blood. did his winning lead to murder. they did not do an autopsy, 46 years old. why? >> i think it should have been done. a young person, 46, with no past history of any kind of illness, generally an autopsy would be done. they did draw blood and gave the body back to the family. the body is buried now and is going to be he can -- is going to be exhumed. the toxicologist didn'tor cyani. when somebody told them there would be an issue, they went back to the specimen of blood alr
. president obama meets with afghan president hamid karzai on friday. >>> prosecutors are winding down their case in the preliminary hearing for accused aurora, colorado, movie theater shooter james holmes. on tuesday detectives testified holmes spent more than two months assembling the arsenal used in last july's shooting rampage that killed 12 people and wounded dozens more. witnesses described the booby trap system rigged in his apartment and said he showed bizarre behavior after his arrest, playing with paper bags placed on his hands to preserve gunpowder evidence as though they were puppets. the hearing will determine whether holmes will stand trial. his lawyers have said he is mentally ill. >>> washington's national cathedral will soon perform same-sex marriages. the cathedral's dean calls the move the next step for marriage equality. that new policy is being announced today. >>> governmentorecasters say last year was america's hottest year on record. for the entire year the average temperature was 55.3 degree, that's a full degree warmer than the old record setback in 1998. at t
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